James Bond Every James Bond Opening Sequence, Ranked  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the most Bond-worthy opening sequences.

Regardless of which James Bond film is your favorite, you can’t deny that each title sequence is a uniquely satisfying visual experience. The introductory themes set the tone for the movie and get viewers into the zone for a great spy flick, filled with action, adventure, and - of course - Bond girls. But which are the best James Bonds opening credits? Are you more of a Goldfinger person or do you prefer the Duran Duran tinged opening sequence for A View to a Kill? Stylistically, all of the sequences owe a debt of gratitude to Maurice Binder’s original introduction for Dr. No, which contained many of the elements that are present today.

All the James Bond intros are super cool, but which are the best? Which sequences are the most memorable and grab you by the golden gun to make you take notice? Think about what makes the top James Bond movie credits so good: the music, the visuals, the typography. Then, vote on which of the James Bond movie intros are the best. If you’re a neophyte to the world of 007, all of the sequences are here and ranked for your viewing pleasure.

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Actors: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Caroline Munro, Richard Kiel, Valerie Leon, + more

Initial Release: 1977

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

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42 13
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2 55 VOTES

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Actors: Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Garry Marshall, Shirley Eaton, Lois Maxwell, + more

Initial Release: 1964

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

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#3 on The Best Movies of the '60s

#66 on The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

#39 on The Best Adventure Movies

34 21
Is this opening the best?
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3 21 VOTES

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Video: YouTube

Actors: Benicio del Toro, Timothy Dalton, Talisa Soto, Carey Lowell, Wayne Newton, + more

Initial Release: 1989

Directed by: John Glen

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#41 on The Best Movies of 1989

#17 on Every Movie Coming To Netflix In March 2019

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Is this opening the best?
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4 46 VOTES

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Video: YouTube

Actors: Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi, Claudine Auger, Martine Beswick, Lois Maxwell, + more

Initial Release: 1965

Directed by: Terence Young

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#10 on Every Movie Coming To Netflix In March 2019

#7 on The Best Pre-Dalton James Bond Movies, Ranked

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